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Oral history interview with Lily Margules

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0150

Lilly Margules, born in April 1924, in Vilnius, Lithuania, describes her family; the death of her mother and going to live with her aunt, father, and sister; the Nazi invasion in June 1941 and escaping to hide with her sister in the house of a rabbi; moving into the ghetto on September 6, 1941; trying to find food and employment in the ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto on September 23, 1943 and being marched from the Vilnius ghetto to a nearby forest; her deportation to Kaiserwald, where she worked in the Dienewerke factory; her transfer by boat to the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland and then to a labor camp in Stuttgart, Germany; going on a death march in late January or early February of 1945; going to sleep in a barn in eastern Prussia on March 10, 1945 and waking up to discover that the Russians had occupied the town and she was liberated; spending a year in a Russian hospital to recuperate from typhus and tuberculosis; moving from Poland to Germany and then through Czechoslovakia to Italy after the war; immigrating in June 1948 to Argentina, where she had an uncle who also survived the Holocaust; and immigrating to the United States in October 1956.

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Lily Margules
Linda G. Kuzmack
interview:  1990 October 16
Oral histories.
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 13:13:59
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